I have a girl in my extended family who is handicapped. She will probably always have the mind of a kindergartener, and she is 19 now. Although she cannot learn to read, and she has a tough time getting along in 'society', she has a very interesting, gentle way with animals. At least, with chickens! At one time, there was a chicken on the farm that had no legs, and it was pecked and pestered by the other chickens. This meek, gentle girl had a way with this bird, though. It was her favorite.
I always think of her when I read this verse.
Matthew 5:5 (NASB) “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth."
Or, in another translation: Matthew 5:5 (AMP) "Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, spiritually prosperous with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, longsuffering), for they shall inherit the earth!"
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